Preparations proceeding for rollout of Covid vaccine in Ireland

The Taoiseach says preparations are proceeding 'at pace' for the rollout of a Covid 19 vaccine here.

It's after the UK became the first country to approve the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine for widespread use.

The first vaccinations will take place in Britain next week with elderly people being prioritised.

But Ireland will have to wait a few weeks longer as we have to await approval from the European Medicines Agency.

Micheal Martin says preparations are already underway for storing the vaccine: